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In-person Adult Literacy Tutor - High Point

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ORGANIZATION: Reading Connections, Inc

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This summer, Reading Connections is seeking 100 volunteers in 100 days to help cultivate literacy in our community. Sign-up and get trained by August 27th!

Position Title
: Adult Literacy Tutor

Purpose: Help adult, native-English speakers improve their language skills.

General Description: Did you know that over 70,000 adults in Guilford County struggle with basic literacy skills? Literacy is a fundamental skill that affects every area of a person's life. Not being able to read and/or write in English hinders one's ability to get a job, thrive in a career, seek proper healthcare, and engage with their community. Reading Connections exists to support these individuals in reaching their literacy goals. We can't do it without dedicated volunteers who work with students one-on-one and in small groups to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, math, technology, and employability skills.

Tutors are matched with students based on their areas of interest and availability. All new tutors must complete an 8-hour training before being matched with a student. We offer free monthly training sessions. Tutoring takes place at our offices in Greensboro and High Point or in other public spaces throughout Guilford County. Tutor Training qualifies volunteers to tutor one-on-one and/or in small groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with their student(s) 2-4 hours each week
  • Make a one-year commitment
  • Create lessons and deliver instruction based on a student-centered approach
  • Submit a monthly tutor report by the 5th of each month for one-to-one tutoring sessions or submit a weekly class sign-in sheet for small groups
  • Complete all entry-level training sessions

Training: Prospective tutors must complete all training sessions before being matched with an individual student or a small group of students. The training addresses the strategies and issues relevant to adult learning and the intake process.

Time Commitment: Tutors are asked to meet with their student(s) for 2-4 hours each week for one year.

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic about reading, writing, and the English language
  • Patient with students

Scheduling and Tutoring Sites: The meeting day(s), time(s), and the site will be selected at the mutual convenience of both the tutor and student, as indicated on their applications.

If you're interested in making a life-long impact on adults seeking literacy instruction, this is the opportunity for you! Please email us at info@readingconnections.org for more information.

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About Reading Connections, Inc

Location:

122 N. Elm Street, Suite 920, Greensboro, NC 27401, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help adults live more independently by providing basic literacy services, to increase community awareness of adult literacy needs, and to serve as a resource for the provision of basic literacy services.

Description

  • One-to-One or Small Group Tutoring
  • Basic Reading and Writing Assistance
  • Help Learning English as a Second Language
  • GED or High School Equivalency Preparation
All Reading Connections services are free and confidential. Reading Connections serves all of Guilford County and has offices in Greensboro and High Point.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

High Point Library901 N. Main StreetHigh Point, NC 27262

(35.96579,-80.0134)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours/week for 1 year
  • GED or High School Diploma

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